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Attempted robbery - New Malden to Wimbledon



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Officers are appealing for information following an attempted robbery on board a train between New Malden and Wimbledon stations.

A man boarded a South Western train service at 10.25pm from New Malden, on the train the man was approached by two other men from a larger group of men.

The incident happened on Friday, 30 March.

These males asked the victim for tobacco and then demanded his money, wallet and phone.

When the victim refused, one of the men attempted to grab his shoulder bag whilst another threatened to punch him, they then grabbed him round the throat and strangled him.

The victim managed to get free and left the service at Wimbledon. He was followed by the men who threatened to stab him outside the station whilst intimating they had a knife.

The victim managed to run back on the train as the doors were closing and got away from the group. He then called 999.

The first man is described as dark skinned, 20-25 years old, 5ft 8ins tall, slim build, with a patchy chin strap beard. He was wearing khaki dark green jacket, over a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up and dark jeans.

The second man is described as light skinned, black, 20-25 years old, 6ft 2ins tall and of stocky build. He was clean shaven and his hair was short on the sides, afro on top and he was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit and a black jacket.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was travelling on the service and saw what happened.

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 686 of 30/03/18.


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